Before or after this ride, which begins and ends in Jackson, take time to explore this charming, quiet town. Pick up a brochure of the historic district when you visit the Republic of West Florida Museum in the Old Hickory Village on College Street. The museum has exhibits of vintage cars and horse-drawn carriages.
This 29-mile loop to Audubon State Historic Site and Oakley Plantation will give you a good workout. Highway 421 is smooth and takes you to nice, sandy creeks between the rolling hills. The scenery ranges from forests to farmland. The Audubon State Historic Site and Oakley Plantation are at the 23-mile point. A tour of the 200-year-old home and verdant woodland that surrounds the house will give you some insight into artist and naturalist John James Audubon’s stay at Oakley. There are no stores along the route, so bring lots of water and snacks.